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Chodounsky + Stiegler Eye Top 10 in Santa Caterina

01/04/2016

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Jan. 4, 2016) – The men’s and women’s tech teams will each take on an Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom race, relocated from Zagreb, Croatia to Santa Caterina, Italy due to a combination of a lack of snow and unusually warm temperatures—a harsh reality much of Europe has faced so far this winter. But Santa Caterina is a lot...

Bender and Hanneman Grab Sprint Titles

01/04/2016

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January, 4 2016) – Jennie Bender, of Bridger Ski Foundation, and Reese Hanneman, of Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center, ruled the 1.5k freestyle sprints in day two of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean.

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Patterson Siblings Sweep Classic Titles

01/03/2016

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January, 3 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, presented by L.L. Bean, began Sunday on the aggressive Michigan Tech Trails. Titles in the 15/10k individual start classic event went to siblings, Scott Patterson (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center) and Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Diggins and Bjornsen Crack Top 10 at Tour de Ski

01/03/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January, 3 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied into the top 10 to lead the U.S. team in stage three, a 5k freestyle pursuit, at the Tour de Ski Sunday.

“I had a speedy Jessie to hang on to, which helped a lot,” said Bjornsen, who skied to ninth on the day, one position...

Live Streaming From the U.S. Championships

01/02/2016

HOUGHTON, MI (January 2, 2016) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean, kick off Sunday, January 3 in Houghton, Michigan with fans being able to follow the action live each day through live streaming coverage courtesy of a partnership...

Diggins Paces USA in Tour de Ski Stage 2

01/02/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January 2, 2016) – The U.S. women’s team skied another impressive race Saturday in the second stage of the Tour de Ski, placing three in the top 20 in a 15k classic mass start.

Caldwell Leads U.S. In Tour de Ski Opener

01/01/2016

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (January 1, 2016) – For the third time this season, Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in a freestyle sprint race. In the first round of the eight-stage Tour de Ski, Caldwell qualified second in the 1.5k freestyle sprint and just missed the podium, finishing fourth and leading three American...

Stephen Leads 11-Member U.S. Team at Tour de Ski

12/31/2015

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (December, 31 2015) - January 1 marks the 10th anniversary of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Craft Sportswear. This nine day, seven-stage event is a whirlwind of competitive competition and grueling courses between three different countries, January 1-10. Not only does this event test the endurance of the...

Top 2015 Jumping/Combined Moments

12/31/2015

As 2015 draws to a close, here's a look at some of the top moments of the year from America's top nordic combined and ski jumping athletes.
 
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U.S. Ski Team: Top Moments of 2015

12/31/2015

As 2015 comes to a close, U.S. Ski Team alpine press officer Megan Harrod takes some time to reflect on the year from one of the U.S. Ski Team’s headquarters, in the sleepy little mountain village of Patsch, Austria with the top 10 moments of the 2015/2016 season so far.

Stein: A Champion with Style

12/30/2015

He took his legendary flip on skis resort to resort, hop scotching from Boyne to Heavenly, Sugarbush to Aspen and on to Park City. He found a home at Deer Valley, arriving on a handshake and a look in the eye from his friend Edgar Stern. He exuded grace and elegance while carving picture perfect turns down Bald Mountain or entertaining guests...

Freestyle World Cup Canceled

12/29/2015

LAKE PLACID, NY (Dec. 29, 2015) –The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced today that the FIS Freestyle World Cup event, scheduled to take place Jan. 14-16 in Lake Placid, NY, has been canceled. While Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain is open to the public and new snow is expected, there wasn’t sufficient time to build the venues...

11 Best Cross Country Moments of 2015

12/29/2015

2015 has been a remarkable year for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. History was made, unforgettable moments were shared and most of all, the U.S. Ski Team’s unbreakable bond has made the year and the team unlike anything else. Take a look back on a few of the top moments of 2015 that reflect on the successes of this past year and hopefully...

Stiegler Right at Home in Lienz

12/29/2015

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29, 2015) – A taste of home is just what Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) needed during a lonely ride on the World Cup Circuit, finishing 15th in her father's hometown of Lienz.

“It’s awesome to be racing in Lienz,” said Stiegler, who was the lone American competing in Tuesday’s Audi FIS World...

Ganong Leads U.S. in Post-Christmas Downhill

12/29/2015

SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 29, 2015) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.

NBC Highlights Uptown Funk Video

12/28/2015

NBC’s Nick Zaccardi took a look at the best social media posts from Olympic athletes and teams throughout 2015 and highlighted USSA Nordic’s “Uptown Funk” Facebook post from last January.

McJames 25th in Lienz GS

12/28/2015

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28, 2016) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT) led the U.S. in giant slalom, finishing 25th Monday. Meanwhile, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) DNFed first run and losing more ground on the overall World Cup to Switzerland's Lara Gut.

2016 U.S. Cross Country Champs Jan. 3-9

12/23/2015

HOUGHTON, MI (Dec. 23, 2015) – Cross country ski racers from around America will converge on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as Michigan Tech University Nordic Training Center in Houghton will play host to the U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L.Bean January 3-9. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has confirmed the event...

How the Team Spends Christmas

12/23/2015

Between races, training and travel during the busy season of World Cups, the U.S Cross Country Ski Team still finds time to celebrate the holidays. A few members of the team shared what it’s like spending the holidays in Europe and some special traditions they do as a team.

Chodounsky Scores Again in Night Slalom

12/22/2015

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2015) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), fresh off a career-best slalom result in Val d’Isere last weekend, kept the momentum flowing and once again popped into the top 10 in Tuesday’s evening slalom.

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